Broiled Salmon With Cilantro and Lime

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 37 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “This is really delicious! I love the combination of the fresh cilantro, lime, and garlic. And to top it off, this recipe is lowfat!”

    Ingredients

  • 1/2 cupcilantro leaf, finely chopped
  • 1largegarlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2tablespoonslime juice
  • 1tablespoonolive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoonsalt( I use 1/8 tsp salt)
  • 4salmon steaks, 3/4 inch thick
  • Directions

  • Place fish on plate.
  • Combine cilantro, garlic, lime juice, oil and salt in a bowl.
  • Set 2 tablespoons aside in a separate bowl.
  • Pour the cilantro mixture over the fish (do not use the 2 Tbsp reserved marinade).
  • Cover and let it sit 10 minutes.
  • Spray broiler rack with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place salmon on rack and brush with 1 tablespoon marinade.
  • Broil 6″ from heat about 3-4 minutes.
  • Turn steaks over and brush with remaining tablespoon of marinade.
  • Broil 3 more minutes or until cooked through.
  • Note: I have used two very thick salmon steaks instead of the four 3/4 inch thick ones that the recipe calls for, and I have used the same amount of marinade.
  • However, since thicker steaks will take longer to cook, the marinade can burn.
  • To compensate for this, I add a little bit of marinade at a time.
  • For example, if the salmon steaks are 1- 1 1/2 inch thick or more, they can take around 10 minutes to cook.
  • So I brush the salmon steaks with less marinade, around 1/2 tablespoon.
  • I then remove them from the broiler after 2 1/2- 3 minutes, and add a little more marinade, reserving enough for two more applications.
  • Then I broil for another 2 1/2 minutes.
  • I then turn the salmon over and add more marinade, still reserving a little.
  • I broil another 2 1/2 minutes.
  • I then add the remaining marinade and broil the remaining 2 1/2 minutes or until cooked through.
  • This may seem tiresome, but it’s well worth it.
  • The marinade is great and you definitely don’t want it to burn!
  • Reviews

  • “This is delicious and simple and fast.You wouldn’t want to let the salmon and lime rest for more than the 10 minutes, because the acid would start eating into the fish. I used a salmon fillet instead of steaks,so I only basted the marinade on the top part. I reserved a little to use as part of a garnish. This was great with an avocado salad , some butter sauteed potatoes and a hot baguette.”

  • “The flavor is so good and the lime and cilantro is the perfect combination of flavors. The directions were GREAT, as the marinade does seem to burn if you put it all on at once when broiling. We make this in the oven and can’t wait to try it out on the grill once summer hits! Thank you for a keeper recipe!”

  • “this was light and flavorful. loved it!”

  • “I have a recipe very similar to this that I got in a diabetic cookbook (it adds 1/4 c low sodium chicken broth , 1 chopped fresh jalepeno, and sliced green onions to the cilantro pesto) and it is my all time favorite meal!”

  • “This was so yummy!I don’t cook salmon that often, so I needed and recipe first.This was fast and so easy! I served it with rice pilaf and green beans.”

  • “Good, easy recipe. However, as a cook I would NEVER use non-stick spray OR Crisco or the like. Butter, margarine or (best) olive oil are the basics for cooking a good meal.”

  • “What a DELICIOUS salmon recipe! The combination of flavors in this was incredible! The only thing I did differently was I broiled for 10 mins, then flipped and baked till done at 425 degrees. This made the top of the salmon with the cilantro mix taste very infused! It also allowed me NOT to burn it as I’m not too handy with a broiler and a timer! Thanks for a unique recipe with salmon!”

  • “Loved this!! I too added just a touch more salt.and combined lemon/lime juice and zest. Had it cold over baby greens and tossed reserved marinade with salad greens. This one’s gonna be a repeat. Thanks so much.”

  • “Wonderful!My mom always discouraged me from cookingfish with garlic (thinking the flavors were both too strong to be put together).Sorry mom, but I have to say it works!I bought sockeye fillets instead of steaks and baked them at 425 for about 14 minutes instead of broiling.Served with brown rice and sauteed squash with red pepper.I’ll be making this on a regular basis!”

  • ” i used a touch more salt, basted both sides before putting in the oven, and poured white wine into the pan to retain the moisture while cooking but it really did turn out great!”

  • “I loved the flavor the lime juice gave this. I used fillets as well, but they were rather thick, so I repeatedly basted them as suggested. This was quick and easy with the short marinating time. Thanks!”

  • “This was really good!I’m not well versed in using cilantro in much of anything besides salsa so, this was exciting and new for us.I used fillets and they turned out great!I can hardly wait to try this on the BBQ this summer!Thank you!”

  • “We eat a lot of salmon and this was a tasty, easy way to prepare it.We used fresh lime juice and fresh cilantro and it was very flavorful.Broiled it and served with homemade salsa and tortilla chips.Will make again!”

  • “My hubby thought this was wonderful! I did add a bit more salt, and also added pepper. I drizzled the salmon with the remaining marinade right before serving. It was flavorful, healthy and delicious!”

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